Category Archives: Transport

National Walking Strategy – for health and environment

We all know there are significant health and economic gains from getting people to become active, and the easiest and cheapest way for individuals to achieve this is by increasing walking. I am very pleased to discuss how I can … Continue reading

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Borders Rail

Every year, around about January, I have the pleasure of attending the Borders Care Voice Annual Forum for carers. This gives carers in the Borders the opportunity to raise a number of different issues with their representatives face to face. … Continue reading

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ScotRail December timetable change

Please take note of the new ScotRail timetable which begins on Sunday 11 December and runs to 20 May 2017. For details of your journey you can check ScotRail’s website here. Also make sure you know about Christmas and New … Continue reading

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Passengers deserve a rail fare freeze

Last week Kezia Dugdale called on the Scottish Government to give passengers a ‘break’ by freezing regulated rail fares, which are due to increase by up to 1.9 per cent in January. This was after another week of delay and … Continue reading

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The SNP are not keeping things on track

For the last week and a half the news has been dominated by the poor service which has been provided for the commuters of Scotland by Abellio. We have all heard the constant stories of overcrowded and late trains that … Continue reading

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Put Passengers First

30 years ago bus services outside London were deregulated and Scottish Labour wants this to change. Without regulation bus companies in Scotland can slash services with little or no consultation. As a consequence, since 2007, the total number of bus … Continue reading

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VOTE REMAIN – THE ENVIRONMENTAL ARGUMENT

The EU plays a significant role in facilitating Scotland’s leadership on climate change and energy issues. At the Paris Summit the sense of excitement was palpable, and while it is acknowledged that America and China paved the way for the … Continue reading

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Consultation on future rail development

Network Rail is holding a consultation on the future needs of Scotland’s railways. Rail usage has grown exponentially over the last 20 years, now reaching 93 million journeys a year. Many of us, including those of us in rural South … Continue reading

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Lanark/Edinburgh Direct Rail Link

I was delighted to hear that the Lanark Burgh Community Council has decided to pursue a direct rail link between Lanark and Edinburgh.  They are currently galvanising support for this through their facebook page . I would encourage everyone to take … Continue reading

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Keep CalMac in public hands

Today the Scottish Parliament will debate the fate of CalMac, the Clyde and Hebridean ferry service between mainland Scotland and 22 west coast islands. Its contract is currently out of tender, and Scottish Labour is determined to fight to stop … Continue reading

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